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When given the choice, Uber partners want flexibility: 73% of Uber partners said they would rather choose their own schedule and be their own boss than have a steady 9-to-5 job with some benefits and a set salary.

When given the choice, Uber partners want flexibility: 73% of Uber partners said they would rather choose their own schedule and be their own boss than have a steady 9-to-5 job with some benefits and a set salary.

The New Enthusiast: Yasmin, a barista by day and uberX partner by night, drives to supplement her income and pay off her student loans.

The New Enthusiast: Yasmin, a barista by day and uberX partner by night, drives to supplement her income and pay off her student loans.

The Crossover: After leaving the military, Mark drove a cab for a couple of years. Then he heard about fellow veterans driving with Uber. He made the switch last September.

The Crossover: After leaving the military, Mark drove a cab for a couple of years. Then he heard about fellow veterans driving with Uber. He made the switch last September.

The Part-Timer: As a paralegal and mother of two, Karla appreciates the flexibility and extra cash she earns from driving with Uber when big events come to town.

The Part-Timer: As a paralegal and mother of two, Karla appreciates the flexibility and extra cash she earns from driving with Uber when big events come to town.

The Pro: Cam's been driving black cars with Uber since 2013. After years of driving for a big limo company, he loves being able to set his own hours.

The Pro: Cam's been driving black cars with Uber since 2013. After years of driving for a big limo company, he loves being able to set his own hours.